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Jan 8, 2010 2:00am EST
works. obviously the big story is the climate story and what happened in copenhagen a few weeks ago. i have been astonished watching the globals then after the copenhagen meeting. what happened there is perceived completely differently in europe than it is here and in utterly differently in india then it is in europe, so if you track the flow of blogs and columns that are coming across on this, the assessment ranges from catastrophe to success. my sense of the story is there were actually to copenhagen meetings. there was a formal treaty negotiation that has been going on a essentially since the united states framework convention on climate change was ratified by 190 some nations back in the early 1990's and culminated in copenhagen, and there was a very brief 12-hour head of state negotiation that took place at the end of the copenhagen meeting. the first negotiation, the formal one, failed. the second one, i will talk about that a little more in a moment but i want to give you some background to understand what was happening there. every discussion of international climate change neg
Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
talk a little bit about energy but not much about copenhagen again or climate change and the development agenda with regard to adaptation and mitigation. >> thank you, hattie. has you know, we are very committed to a program of supporting adaptation and mitigation and technology transfer in the developing world. i went to copenhagen and announced that the united states would commit to do our part of $100 billion by 2020. we worked very hard to get the building blocks of an agreement that would enable us to do so. the accord that we finally hammered out did have requirements for verification and transparency which have to be adhered to in order for us to be able and, frankly, willing to make these investments. but i think that for many of the developing countries, this is a lifeline that they are desperate to have and that they will work with us as we try to sort out how best to deliver on that commitment. this is going to be an ongoing challenge and that is why i mention we have to do a better job of getting some of the other countries that have a role to play more co
Jan 3, 2010 10:30am EST
the international perspective, was he as successful as he wanted to be going to copenhagen? guest: no, he was not as successful as he wanted to be, but he does given the fact that the u.s. had not adopted any kind of climate legislation. he was able to at least achieved one u.s. objective, which was set up a way the international community can see whether major emerging economies like china, india, brazil, permitting voluntary greenhouse gas emissions cuts they say they are going to be. but he did not achieve the overall goal that many americans and europeans were looking for, which was a binding international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. host: and the reason why he could not that the binding agreement -- was it because he could not get enough international cooperation, or is it just that they did not want to hear what he was trying to say? guest: it was a combination of things. part of it was because the u.s. had not acted on his own -- on its own, he could not commit the u.s. as the number two greenhouse gas emissions -- the matter in the world, to cut emissions. in additi
Jan 3, 2010 1:00pm EST
on president obama. he talked about the recent copenhagen climate change conference, stating he was unhappy with the result of the conference. this portion is about 45 minutes. >> we're grateful to discuss the outgoing year with the three networks. >> good afternoon, colleagues. indeed, we do have something to talk about and something to remember and something to discuss trade 2009 has not been an easy year. the country has come up against new challenges. how do you see the outgoing year? what have we been able to do that what we failed to do? >> this year has been very complicated. it has bought a significant amount of trauma. -- it has brought a significant amount of drama. the most important outcome as we have stood our ground, we have overcome, we have continued to develop, and we have paid what is a relatively small price for the international financial and economic crisis that has swept the planet. in terms of what we have been able to accomplish, i believe at least three things. first and most important, we have maintain social stability. we have secured the set of social tensions wh
Jan 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
briefly about it in copenhagen. i am worried about the bigger picture. the buy america provisions have cause some disruption. but the back -- the vast majority of our trade with united states is still your intent free beer the real problem is when you see country -- not just the united states -- using a stimulus package to bring in protectionist measures. we all know that what the biggest danger to the global recovery is the spread of protectionism. it has been global trade that has driven growth over the past generation. we would like to see that sustain going forward. we took the very opposite approach. we not only did not put any protectionist members -- measures but repeal -- repeal the number of terrorists in order to stimulate economic activity both here and abroad. that -- repeal of a number of terror acariffs in order to stie economic activity both here and abroad. >> that in many other topics still to come. >> mr. harper, please do something about the environment now. >> is also compelling concerns there about the environment, prime minister. there is a copenhagen accord, but
Jan 6, 2010 11:00pm EST
is the security of the citizens. >> thank you mr. speaker. given the disappointing finish to the copenhagen conference what action can my honorable friend tell us he will be taking in order to keep the momentum up on this absolutely vital task of climate change? >> mr. speaker, for the first time the world was able to agree that we should not have a climate change policy that did not address the problems of rising temperatures and the 2% limit was agreed by all countries. we also have agreement countries will notify what they will do by 2020 and they've got to do so by january 31st. we are obviously pressing countries to be in the position they can reduce the amount of gigatons in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions from the mid 50's in 2020 to the mid 40's and there has been a great transparency achieved with every country agreeing to report what they are doing that we have not yet got the international duty that we need and we haven't yet got the announcement from all countries they support the 50% reduction by 2015. that is what is still to be done and i agree we must not talk to all tho
Jan 14, 2010 2:00am EST
set the stage for further cooperation with china in preparation for the copenhagen conference on climate change. he discussed exchange rates and trade, clean energy, military to military exchanges, human rights and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. we outlined the key accomplishments of the visit in a joint statement issued by president obama and president jintao on november 17th. it has been said before that in order to get china right, you have to get the region right. the united states is a vital contributory asian security and economic pross pirarosperity. our active presence promotes regional stability and security. we intend to deepen our engagement and strengthen our leadership in the region strengthening commitments to allies and partners and enhancing involvement in regional institutions. the secretary addressed these issues as well as our presence in the region in and important speech in honolulu yesterday. the president's trip to china democraten -- and the region demonstrated the importance we place on east asia, which remains vital to the u.s. security and p
Jan 18, 2010 5:00pm EST
not only the grain economy but the climate change problem. the failure of the copenhagen meeting conference was not only partly a question the difficulties to agree on goals among the different players, but also behind this the fact that it is a huge amount of resources to do something attractive and, you know, people are talking about a billion a year figure when you listen to what has been said by the main leaders in copenhagen that you have 1 million plus one plus one in 1015, but so it's another magnitude if we really want to address this problem it is as big for the future of mankind as many say and i do believe is true there we need to find more innovative ways of financing and certainly from this point of view the input of of the imf may be helpful. well, thank you very much. i'm sorry to keep peace so late. [applause] the u.s. house returns tomorrow afternoon new economic stimulus totals are in, this week's market 11 months as president of, if the recovery act into law. of the $787 billion allowed more than $315 billion have been committed to states. up to 2 billion from last week h
Jan 22, 2010 1:00pm EST
, of course, to various parties such as the u.n. human rights council and the copenhagen climate change conference which demonstrated spectacularly the fatuousness of such international structures, the lack of common purpose, interest, and governance. yet, the failure of these international institutions and paper agreements seems to leave no lasting impression. did we really learn nothing from the early 20th century experience? did we really learn nothing from the kellogg pact whose signatories included germany and japan that abolished war forever? it won kellogg the peace prize in 1929. sound familiar? at least he got it for an actually signed useless treaty. obama got it for the imagined it useless treaty's most notably the one he has been insisting on for universal nuclear disarmament. the deaths of obama's 98 internationalism can be seen in his pursuit of this deeply and serious blow. this occurred on september 24th, one day after his speech to the general assembly when he asked -- when he ostentatiously presided over the security council, the first time an american president has ev
Jan 19, 2010 2:00am EST
of the copenhagen meeting conference was not only a question of the integrity to agree on the goals and the different players, but also behind this the fact that it is a huge amount of resources to do something effect to and, you know, people are talking about 100 billion a year. that is a figure when you listen to what has been said and copenhagen europe 1 quintillion plus one plus one plus ten plus 15. so it's about the magnitude. and if we really want to address this problem as it has been for the future as many say to believe it is true, then we need to find more innovative ways of financing >> good evening. my name is leon, a fellow at agi and it is my pleasure to welcome you to this bradley lecture, the first of the new year and to extend a special welcome also to those of you joining us to the wonderful efforts of c-span. the next bradley lecture will take place on monday, february 8 when professor gerard alexander of the university of virginia will speak on the topic, to liberals know best, intellectual self-confidence and it claims to a monopoly of knowledge. it is for me a
Jan 23, 2010 10:00am EST
manifestations. the united nations, the various parties, and most recently, the copenhagen conference, which demonstrated the fatuousness of such international structures. çóyet this seems to leave no lasting impression. we really have learned nothing from the early 20th-Ñicentury experience, from repeated and doomed attempts to regulate the capital shifts of the great powers. did we learn nothing from the kellogg pact that abolished war forever, with a certainty that one frank keller look at the nobel peace prize in 1929? sound familiar? but i believe kellogg actually signed a treaty. [laughter] obama got it over imagined useless treaties, like those insisted on for nuclear disarmament. the best of the internationalism can be seen in the pursuit of the global, the most dramatic instance of which occurred on september 24, one day after obama's speech to the general assembly where he ostentatiously addressed to the security council. obama had knowledge thadr iran had constructed a secret uranium enrichment facility. the french and british were urging him to use that study at the council to
Jan 27, 2010 5:00pm EST
is to have money in the short term. and clean energy technology. ron living is copenhagen. not much new here. rich get richer, poor gets poorer. the population of the u.s. suffers again and again and again. no politician be risk his position. jared says, people are so disgusted, long-term politicians are retired. among them, my state. buy ron dorgan, and fiscal responsibility is gone. and derek writes, it's too hard to understand the idea of the deficit. the best bet is to tie politician salaries to the deficit. watch how fast they fix the problem. few want to read more, go to my blog at file and go to yesterday's blog to find out how wrong i was then. >> remember ross perot? >> of course. >> he used to talk about that. >> and he got 19% of the vote. >> he pulled out. >> and then he got nuts at the en. he had martians landing in his yard. crazy. >> but he had good ideas. >> he did. no question. >>> jeanmy moose is standing by with a most unusual look. and then, only two hours away from the start of the president's state of the union address and more coverage after this. o gr
Jan 3, 2010 7:00am EST
see yesterday the guy that drew the mohammed bomb was attacked in his barn in copenhagen with an axe and a knife. it's - you know i mean if you can't even draw a cartoon about mo' ham ed who's not god, it's ridiculous. have you ever showed the cartoon on c-span? you can't let these people control us. i think you should show it. host: we did years ago. it's been three or four years though. caller: i don't know. salmon rush ty probably still has a hide out. these people - the so-called muslims that aren't extremists. can't speak out against them because that's against the koran. they'll kill you. see what it says. i don't see a lot of people speaking out against the religion because they can't do it. it's scary. host: thanks for the call. front page story. obama ties al qaeda to the plane scare. the president back at the white house tomorrow. ben from north carolina. good morning. is yemen the new front on terrorism? caller: i think since the place is no bigger than it is, the town of whatever it is, i think we should blow them off the map because that's where all these people are
Jan 5, 2010 7:00am EST
the climate change summit in copenhagen. any thoughts to having some sort of anti-tourism summit? in the near future or future? guest: there is some speculation on that front. -- of some type of anti- terrorism summit. guest: there are some thoughts of that. someone in europe might decide to host a summit like that to show they're doing something. host: the last call from sego lily, texas -- seagoville. caller: i'm wondering why we're so concerned about this unkind of traffic. i will go to latin america or canada and come in to really do damage. i can't believe they don't do something about our borders before the start of this crap about the air traffic. another thing, why you having so many democrats calling in today? i have watched you for years. usually are pretty well balanced. host: sir? guest: i think the caller is pointing to our government not thinking of the box. it is a good question as to whether people can arrive from other places. i have not been any attacks coming from the south. there have been plots through canada. maybe we should look north as well, not just south. host: evan
Jan 19, 2010 9:00am EST
such as the u.n. human rights council. and most recently the copenhagen climate change conference. which demonstrated spectacularly the factualist of structures, the lack of common purpose, common interest and governance. the internationalist institutions and paper agreements seems to leave no lasting impression. did we really learn nothing from the early 20th century experience with its repeated and doomed attempts to regulate the capital ships of the great powers through naval conferences? did we really learn nothing from the kellogg pact who's signatories incidentally included germany and japan? that abolished war forever. an absurdity that won the u.s. secretary of state frank kellogg the nobel peace prize of 1929. sound familiar? but at least kellogg got it for an actually signed useless treaty. [laughter] >> obama got it for the merely imagined useless treaties. most notably the one he has been insisting on from prague to new york on universal nuclear disarmament. the depth of obama's naive internationalism can be seen in his pursuit of this deeply unserious goal. the most dramatic
Jan 19, 2010 8:00pm EST
.d.r. new deal president on steroids, obecause marx he went to copenhagen, wanted to get the world fair in chicago, then he went to copen hague ton get a deal were cap and trade got a fig leaf but not a deal. then he went to virginia to try to win the governorship around there, about three stops over, we got govern -- governor mcdonald. then he went to new jersey and instead of governor corzine, we have governor christie, then he went to massachusetts, a place where you would never have to call the president of the united states to massachusetts for reinforcements, they couldn't imagine a situation like that. the president's reputation on the line, he was in a situation where he couldn't win, the race was already too close, this is worse than taking a black eye. this is a thumping. s that real thumping. it is a movement along the east coast. if i it can move like this on the east coast it can really move across the rest of the country. it's a dynamic change. and the american people rejection some other things. i said earlier, the most personal thing you have is your body. the government
Jan 20, 2010 10:00am EST
and pass a clean energy bill. and those who think that we should do nothing because copenhagen didn't reach an agreement, i'll tell you what, the chinese are not waiting. they are building solar plants. they are building electric lithium ion batteries. they are building new energy efficient windows. the u.s. senate needs to join us and create a job energy creating engine and pass the energy bill. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. johnson: thank you. thank you, mr. speaker. many of my colleagues in the house are ignoring the american people. our constituents are holding rallies, posting blogs, talking with their neighbors, writing to their congressman and doing everything in their power to get them to listen. the american people are telling us loud and clear, they don't want a government takeover of health care. listen to them. massachusetts did. americans want, need and deserve better than a budget busting trilli
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